Dalton's culture is a mixture of those of its residents. One of the largest minority cultures is Native American, and the Mixed themselves have developed species-specific traditions.
The Sioux community, returning to its traditional ways, has thrived in the new post-war society. However, their success has caused them to be viewed as a threat by Dalton government, and the two communities mutually distrust each other.
The markets are a major center of Dalton life, the source of needed goods people cannot always make for themselves.
Elizabeth Spaulding is the efficient and practical Director of Reconditioning, popular with the humans of Dalton but loathed and feared by the Mixed.
Salvagers who work the car and computer dumps, scrappers have earned their name as much for their violent natures as their work.
Without means of electronic communication, Dalton residents have returned to handwritten letters and print papers for most of their contact with each other. Handwritten propaganda is also distributed by those seeking change.
When the world went dark, Rapid City, one of the few surviving American cities, narrowly escaped a plunge into apocalyptic anarchy.
After the War, people began turning to sustainable and practical farming methods as well as relying on the natural resources in the area.
Patrols are the Dalton police force, tasked with both keeping the peace inside the city and protecting it from outside forces.
The Citadel Academy is a specialized school training those who are intent on gaining high-level government postings.